Donor Breast Milk Program
The Floyd Medical Center NICU participates in a donor breast milk program. The program provides a safe supply of breast milk to very low birth weight or high-risk infants when a mother is not able to provide enough milk.
Our milk is provided by the Wake Med Mother’s Milk Bank and Lactation Center
. It is one of only 11 milk banks in the United States and is a member of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America.
Donor milk is ordered by a physician only after consent from the mother. Benefits
- Improves the survival of premature infants
- Decreases the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)
- Improves neurodevelopmental outcomes
- Decreases the occurrence of infection
Become a Breast Milk Donor
- All donors are screened for HIV, Hepatitis B and C, syphilis and HTLV.
- Donors must live a healthy lifestyle and are nonsmokers who take no medications regularly.
- The milk is pasteurized (at a high heat of 62 degrees Celsius) to kill any viruses and bacteria.
If you are interested in becoming a milk donor and can supply a minimum of 200 ounces of milk within a six-month period, contact the WakeMed Mothers' Milk Bank at 919.350.8599.